Annual Service of Lessons and Carols is Dec. 5

The Hamilton College Hill Singers, directed by Professor G. Roberts Kolb, will lead a Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m., in the Hamilton College Chapel. Organ music and accompaniment will be provided by Professor of Music Sam Pellman. The service is free and open to the public.


The tradition of the Service of Lessons and Carols dates back to Christmas Eve of 1918 and Cambridge University in England. Planned by the new dean of King’s College, fresh from his role as army chaplain in World War I, the service has become a tradition for many colleges around the world.

Hamilton College welcomes parishioners from campus community and the general public to join in the celebration of the Advent season, anticipating the profound joy of Christmas, reading together the biblical narratives and familiar songs. Officiating over the service will be Rev. Jeffrey H. McArn, college chaplain, with the assistance of readers and candle bearers from Hamilton College. A reception with Christmas cookies, punch and coffee will follow the service upstairs in the Chapel.


For more information contact  McArn at 859-4130 or by email at jmcarn@hamilton.edu.

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